- Museum number
Bowl (footed), made of blue and white glazed pottery. The bowl has steep flaring sides everted at the rim, standing on a profiled foot with a prominent omphalos on the interior forming a double base filled with tiny particles. The bowl can thus be shaken like a rattle. It is painted in tones of cobalt blue inside and out with bands of pseudo-Naskh inscription reserved against spinal foliate scrolls on a brushed cobalt ground. Above the ascenders of the inscription are angular pseudo-characters suggesting two-tier Timurid inscriptions with Kufic above. The omphalos has a rumi arabesque about a small six-petalled flowerhead. The plain cavetto with tiny pearl drop borders deriving from metalwork. The foot with a cable band below a ring of scrolls and trefoil darts. The partially-glazed foot with a nine-petalled flowerhead in a double line medallion. The underside with an inscription (barely legible) in black ink. "A jug of the ... inscribed with the date 1577". The inscriptions are identical on the interior and exterior indicating the use of stencils.
- Production date
- 1510 (circa)
Diameter: 8.20 centimetres (foot)
Diameter: 21.50 centimetres (rim)
Height: 11.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The inscriptions are identical on the interior and exterior indicating the use of stencils.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007-2013, Kuala Lumpur, Museum of Islamic Arts, LT Loan
- Two chips to rim; glazed scratched on interior and exterior.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Godman 2